Scaevola hookeri (de Vriese) F.Muell. ex Hook.f.

Creeping Fan-flower

Fl. Tasman. 1: 231 (1856) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate, stoloniferous, often mat-forming herb; stems to 30 cm long, rooting at nodes, hispid to pilose. Leaves shortly petiolate, ovate to oblong, 1–5 cm long, 2–15 mm wide, usually obtuse, both surfaces sparsely appressed-pubescent, margins entire or toothed and flat. Flowers solitary in axils; peduncles 1–8 mm long; bracteoles elliptic to oblong, 4–6 mm long. Sepals minute or obsolete; corolla 5–8 mm long, hispid outside, sparsely pubescent inside, white or blue, usually yellowish in throat, wings to c. 1 mm wide; indusium depressed-obovate, with sparse long bristles at base, orifice more or less glabrous. Fruit obovoid, c. 3 mm long, rugose, pubescent. Flowers mainly Nov.–Mar.

EGL, GipP, HNF, HSF, SnM, Strz, VAlp, WPro. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Scattered in near-coastal heaths and woodlands east of Port Phillip Bay, extending from lowlands to alps where a frequent colonizer of bare, moist ground.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Goodeniaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-08-01
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Goodeniaceae
genus Scaevola
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Scaevola hookeri in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Scaevola hookeri in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales